Does the Fountain of Youth Exist?

For my latest article in Bainbridge Island Magazine, I had a wonderful time interviewing Bainbridge Island seniors who “keep on, keepin’ on.” What did I learn about staying youthful well into your 90s? You’ll have to read the article to find out!

It’s Time for a Getaway to Romantic Gig Harbor

Looking for a romantic place for a weekend getaway with a waterfront boutique inn, a vineyard and winery with a view, and a gondola ride? Or maybe, you want to visit a picturesque seaside town with water activities, fabulous food, and views of Mt. Rainier? Whatever your reason to travel Gig Harbor, WA, needs to…

Alaskan Halibut Fish n’ Chips at Tides Tavern

Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor, WA has won a lot of awards. In 2016, South Sound Magazine voted it the Best Outdoor Dining, and in 2015 and 2014 King 5’s “Best of Western Washington,” gave it the same honor. Tides Tavern has also won best lunch, best bar, and been included in top ten seafood shacks at Relish.com, Travel…

The Maritime Inn in Gig Harbor

The Maritime Inn in Gig Harbor, WA has a very fitting name. It is steps away from Skansie Brothers Netshed, the former home of local fisherman Lee Makovich, and each room honors a historic vessel that operated in Gig Harbor like the Wollochet, the Eagle, and the Shenandoah. The Maritime Inn is also in the perfect location for experiencing…

Winter-time Fun in Anacortes, WA

It is winter in Western Washington, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be trapped indoors on your Fidalgo Island getaway. In fact, Anacortes is in the “Banana Belt” and receives less rainfall than Seattle and has around 23 more days per year of sunshine. Depending on what type of island adventure you want, you can fish…

A Day with Destiny Harbor Tours

Have you driven across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and wondered what it was like during the days of Galloping Gertie? Or heard the stories about the giant octopus that live under the bridge and wondered if the tales were true? On the Narrows Bridges tour with Destiny Harbor Tours, I found out that the low-grade…

5 Reasons to Visit Suquamish, WA

Are you in Seattle and looking for a day trip? Or maybe a side trip to or from Bainbridge Island? Have you considered Suquamish, WA? This small town is home to the Suquamish Museum, Chief Seattle’s gravesite, and has a great selection of restaurants, which make it a perfect day trip destination. Read more about Suquamish,WA…

Small Town Washington & Beyond

What have I been up to at Small Town Washington & Beyond? I’ve been serenaded by Italian song in an authentic Venetian gondola, shared my tips for avoiding getting sick on an airplane, noted an Oregon hotel to avoid and a brewery to visit, shared a mouth-watering signature scone recipe, discovered graveyard history on a…

Sully’s Bistro & Bar in Suquamish, WA

This summer, I found myself in Suquamish, Wa. twice. Each time I dined at Sully’s Bistro & Bar. What drew me in? First, was the outdoor patio, which has views of Agate Pass, Port Madison, and Elliot Bay. Second, was the friendly service and great specials. Read more at “Salads and Specials at Sully’s Bistro &…

Here’s Where to Go to See the Sunset in Anacortes

I’ve lived on Fidalgo Island for over 10 years, which means I know all the places to see the sunset. If you want the insider scoop for your next adventure to Anacortes, check out my article “The Best Places to Watch the Sunset In Anacortes” at Experience Anacortes.  

Tacos and Breakfast in Port Townsend’s Boat Haven

On a recent trip to Port Townsend, Wa. I found a breakfast worth the wait at the Blue Moose Cafe and a quick and casual lunch at Key City Fish Co. Tacos-To-Go. Read more at “Don’t Miss These Two Eateries Near Port Townsend’s Boat Haven,” at WaggonerGuide.com.

See a Movie in Style

For almost 25-years, the Rose Theatre has been making a night at the movies an exceptional experience. How does the former vaudeville theater make such an impression? Let me answer that, by asking you a few questions. What was the last movie you went to that was personally introduced? Were you able to order a…